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Elizabeth Rotando Johnston

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Elizabeth Rotando Johnston of Jeffersonville, NY, a retired clerk at the Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency, died on Thursday in the skilled nursing unit at the Catskill Regional Medical Center. She was 88. The daughter of the late Anthony John Rotando and Catherine Melillo Rotando, she was born March 24, 1930 in Mount Vernon, NY.

Elizabeth is survived by her children: Joan E. Hert and her husband Robert of Jeffersonville; Christopher John Johnston of Titusville, FL; Russell T. Johnston and his wife Kimberly of Norfolk, VA; her brother, John Rotando, of Yorktown Heights, NY; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her former husband Russell Johnston.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Interment of Elizabeth’s remains will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rye Brook, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Leukemia Foundation Donor Services, PO Box 98018 Washington, DC 20090-8018.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, NY, 845/482-4280. To send condolences or for directions, please visit stewartmurphyfh.com

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